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Evolution of Master Jewellers

Well-known jewellery designers Kim Bartlett Master Jewellers have bucked the trend this year, growing their customer base thanks to their reputation for quality craftmanship. The family owned and operated business has been trading and growing in Townsville since Kim and Judi opened their first workshop in 1974, with son Jay joining the business as an […]

Move to Skin Cancer Capital Inspires Career Path

Dr Helena Rosengren has a bold vision to stop the loss of lives to skin cancer in North Queensland.  As the founder and Medical Director of Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic, she has devoted her career to advocacy, research, and teaching, and this week celebrates the 20,000th new patient to come into the clinic for […]

Kickstarting Healthy Little Eaters for Global Success

Healthy Little Eaters children’s game founder, Kate Pearce, is one of nine Queensland women selected for a Toowoomba based incubator program aimed at developing aspiring businesses to run an international operation from regional Australia.  Kate is a registered nurse, nutrition and mindset coach, and was inspired to create the game to teach her children about the importance of healthy […]

Skopit Clamps a place in the Queensland Mining Awards

An innovation by Townsville fabrication company Skopit Mining Services has been named a finalist in the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards, which celebrates the spirit of innovation, excellence and collaboration. Owner of Skopit Mining Services, John Bowey, designed the Structural Steel Clamping System which is being recognised for its utility in plant sites and workshops, and […]

Celebrating 10 years in the business of theatre

When COVID-19 brought TheatreiNQ’s 10-year birthday celebrations to a standstill, Directors Terri Brabon and Brendan O’Connor did not let it ruin their quest to celebrate the monumental milestone. If anything, it has granted them with the opportunity to reflect on a decade of providing local employment, promoting the value of the Arts to Townsville’s community […]

Townsville Mumpreneurs Leading The Way in Business Excellence

Seven Townsville businesswomen who have successfully balanced parenting while making their mark on the business world have been recognised for their commitment to business excellence as finalists in the 2020 Ausmumpreneur Awards, with the winners to be announced at their online event this evening. The Ausmumpreneur Awards have been running since 2009, and this year, […]

Mum inspires Life Skills in business

Behind every great idea, there is a great muse. In the case of Matt Hodgson, founder of Life Skills Queensland, it was his mother’s desire to learn practical life skills and meet new people in the community that inspired the creation of his business.  “I am an electrician by trade, and I usually go around […]

From Idea to Unicorn

As one of the original team members who joined SafetyCulture in 2004, Blake Pelling has been an integral part of the global success story, which started in founder Luke Anear’s Townsville garage and was recently valued at 1.35 billion dollars. It paves the way for start-ups in regional Australia to believe that they too can […]

Mastering Business Success

Emma Lynam is a business woman. She is the registered owner and operator of Master Shredder; a business that shreds confidential documents for other businesses. Her assets include her company car and two commercial shredding machines, all of which she purchased herself. Emma started her business in 2014. Her goal? To support herself and have […]

Newsagency’s recipe to success in changing times

Working 15-hour days, seven days a week for three years straight, is not a typical work schedule. However, this was the sacrifice husband and wife duo, Kerry and Mark Santariga, had to make to turn their vision into a reality after taking over Belrowes News and Mini Mart in 2013.  “Mark and I had managed […]